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David is an Adobe Community Expert focusing on Rich Internet Applications. In addition, David servers as a Software Engineer with Universal Mind focusing primarily on Flex and AIR development. David also is an expert blogger at one of the leading Rich Internet Application blogs, (sponsored by O’Reilly Media and Adobe Systems). You can read David’s recent posts here. In addition, David writes a regular column for Adobe’s News Flash Newsletter (formerly the RIA Buzz Newsletter).

In his spare time David continues to develop his skills in audio recording and has been known to play Taylor Guitars.


David was the lead author on the Adobe AIR 1.5 Cookbook (released November 2008) from O’Reilly.

David is the author of the series, AIR for Flash Developers. This series focuses on using the Flash IDE to create interactive desktop applications with Adobe AIR. This series is available both in the online training library and as a DVD for purchase.


David has presented at many conference and user group meetings including:

  • 360 Flex Atlanta (2008)
  • Flex Camp Miami (2009)
  • Flash Camp Orlando (2009)
  • CFUnited (2009)
  • Flash Camp Atlanta (2009)
  • Adobe Max (2009)
  • RIA Unleashed (2009)
  • Adobe Flex/ColdFusion Roadshow – Durham (2009)
  • Adobe Flex/ColdFusion Roadshow – Atlanta (2009)
  • Flash Camp Phoenix (2010)
  • Adobe Max (2010)
  • RIA Unleashed (2010)

Development Awards

  • Adobe Max Award Finalist 2009 for Colorado School View (Flex Developer on Project)
  • Adobe Max Award Finalist 2010 for FedEx SenseAware (Flex Architect on Project)

Recent Articles

ORM for the AIR Developer: Part 2 – Adobe Edge
ORM for the AIR Developer: Part 1 – Adobe Edge
Advanced Flex Deep Linking with URLKit – InsideRIA
10 Common Mistakes When Building AIR Applications – Adobe Developer Center
Adobe AIR and Dreamweaver for JavaScript developers – Adobe Developer Center
Deploying Adobe AIR applications seamlessly with the badge install feature – Adobe Developer Center
Managing AIR Updates with Coldfusion 8 – Adobe Developer Center